Albania: Support to strengthen controls on budget execution

FPO provided expertise to support a number of separate projects aiming to strengthen controls on budget execution:

  • Preparing a roadmap for establishment of a structure for Decentralised Implementing System (DIS) (7/2008 -11/2008);
  • Establishing a CHU for FMC in the MoF of Albania (7/2008 – 11/2008);
  • IT audit of Albanian MoF Treasury System (12/2009 – 9/2010);
  • Support to the CHU/FMC of MoF in drafting training needs assessment and pilot FMC study (9/2010 – 06/2011);
  • Support to the CHU/IA in revising programmes for certification and continuous professional development (11/2011 – 10/2012);
  • Support to the High State Control (HSC) in drafting Strategic Development Plan (SDP) 2013-2016;
  • Capacity development of HSC staff by means of workshops in financial audit, compliance audit, performance audit and IT audit (2012 – 2014) ;
  • Support in drafting Strategic Development Plan 2013-2016 (7/2012 – 12/2012);
  • Continuation of support to the HSC in finalising Strategic Development Plan 2013-2016;
  • Assistance in revising the HSC law;
  • Assistance in analysing compliance of HSC manual and practical work  with the International Standards of INTOSAI (ISSAIs) by means of the ICAT developed by INTOSAI/IDI (4/2013 -9/2014);
  • Support to the MoF and HSC in drafting a PFM strategy, mainly on IA and external audit (EA) parts (7/2014 – 10/2014).